Author: Alison Miles

Donation boost for Tenterden Junior School’s outdoor play plans

Tenterden Primary Federation PTA (TePTA) have received a donation boost of £360 from St Michaels Post Office towards its major new fundraising drive for outdoor play facilities. The funds will be put towards a large-scale project, for which TePTA are currently fundraising, to improve the outdoor facilities for the enjoyment and mental wellness of the…
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Top of the flocks: teenage farmer’s business growth plan needs more land to succeed

Evidence that shoppers are keen to buy more locally produced food is music to the ears of one aspiring young Tenterden farmer who is looking to expand his successful free-range meat business – if he can find the right land. Ambitious 15-year old Homewood School Young Farmer Reggie may still be at school but he…
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Damian Green MP meets TST leadership at Homewood

Local MP Damian Green made a socially-distanced visit to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre on Friday (2 October 2020) where he spent the afternoon with Principal Jeremy Single, TST Chief Executive Officer Sally Lees and TST Chief Operating Officer Mark Seymour, to learn about how Homewood and the other schools in the Trust have…
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Mayor praises detailed measures for school re-opening

Yesterday (Tuesday 22 September) the Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Mrs Jean Curteis, paid a socially-distanced visit Homewood and three other TST schools – Tenterden Infant School, Tenterden C of E Junior School and St Michael’s Primary School  –  and was full of praise for the detailed planning which has gone into the safe re-opening of…
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Mayor praises Trust’s detailed measures for re-opened schools

The Mayor of Tenterden Cllr Mrs Jean Curteis was full of praise for the detailed planning which has gone into the safe re-opening of the town’s schools, when she paid socially-distanced visits to three Tenterden School’s Trust (TST) schools on Tuesday 22 September. Cllr Mrs Curteis started her fact finding tour at Homewood School and…
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TST secures £2.6m for school building improvements

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) has secured £2.6million in grants from the Government’s Capital Improvement Fund for Academies, to invest in important building upgrades for its five schools. TST has gained agreement for eight projects to be implemented at: Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden Junior School, Tenterden Infants School, St Michael’s Primary School,…
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Executive Headteacher gives re-opening ‘school report’ to BBC Politics South East

TST Executive Headteacher, Mrs Samantha Crinnion, who is responsible for the Tenterden Primary Federation and Rolvenden Primary School, has spoken to the BBC of her elation at successfully welcoming back hundreds of students to the classroom in the last two weeks, as well as the challenges that still lie ahead. “It’s been a real mix…
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Prestigious Music Mark award for Homewood

The Music Department at Homewood has been awarded a prestigious Music Mark for 2020-21. Music Mark is the public-facing identity of the UK Association for Music Education. The organisation works to enable its members, and the wider music education sector, to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. In addition to…
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Principal heralds ‘unique opportunity’ to raise standards, as students return

As Homewood re-opened to students for the start of the new academic year Homewood Principal Jeremy Single expressed his optimism for the year ahead and for the opportunities it presents. “Our return to school under these new circumstances provides us with a very unique opportunity to raise standards and expectations even further so that students…
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A message from Sally Lees, TST CEO

This week we welcome back our staff and pupils into all our Trust schools.  It is wonderful to see our schools buzzing again after so many months when most of our school community was working at home and our schools were eerily quiet. Our TST Small School, set up on the Homewood site, ran throughout…
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